No. 2 Baseball Opens Pac-10 Action At Arizona Friday
April 4, 2002
No. 2 Stanford (20-6, 0-0) at Arizona (21-12, 2-4)
Fri., Apr. 5, 7 pm, MT (6 pm, PT) - RHP Jeremy Guthrie (6-0, 3.31) vs. RHP Sean Rierson (5-2, 4.26)
Sat., Apr. 6, 1 pm, MT (12 pm, PT) - LHP Tim Cunningham (4-1, 2.85) vs. LHP Joe Little (5-2, 4.65)
Sun., Apr. 7, 1 pm, MT (1 pm, PT) - RHP John Hudgins (5-0, 3.63) vs. RHP Mark Kaiser (5-2, 2.63)
A live audio broadcast of all three Stanford-Arizona games will be available on KZSU (90.1 FM) as well as online at gostanford.com ... Chad Goldberg will call all the action ... Live stats will also be available for all three games at gostanford.com.
STANFORD BASEBALL QUICK TEAM NOTES
Stanford will visit Arizona for its first Pac-10 series of the season Friday-Sunday (7 pm, 1 pm, 1 pm, MT) ... Stanford is 8-0 in series-openers ... The road league opener will mark the first time the Cardinal has opened a Pac-10 season on the road since 1998 when the club swept its first Pac-10 series of the season at UCLA (2/20 - 2/22/98) ... Stanford has won 12 of its last 14 games after a 4-1 victory over USF (4/2) in its most recent outing last Tuesday ... Stanford extended its regular season series win streak to 10 by winning two-of-three games against Texas (3/28 - 3/30/02) in its most recent series ... Stanford has won two-of-three games in a series eight times this year and swept two ... Stanford has played extra innings in three of its last six games, winning two ... Stanford has a current team batting average of .321 (.016 points behind the school record pace of .337 set in 1981) ... Stanford has had the knack for the big inning this season as the Cardinal has already scored five or more runs in an inning 13 times and is averaging 8.0 runs per game ... Stanford had reached double digit hits in 15 of the first 17 games before reaching double digits in only six of nine games since as the team's average has dropped .030 points (.351-.321) during the last nine games ... Stanford has a 3.69 ERA (0.19 below last year's 3.50) ... The Cardinal has raised its fielding percentage to .968 (.009 behind last year's school record and nation-leading .977) after going errorless in three straight games and six of the last eight ... Stanford has twice hit four homers in a game versus Cal Poly (3/2) and at California (3/8) ... The Cardinal scored a season-high 18 runs in the 18-5 win over Cal Poly (3/2) ... Stanford's 20-6 record this season is one game behind the team's 21-5 mark through 26 games a year ago ... Stanford is now the nation's No. 2 team behind Clemson in all four major national polls by Baseball America, Baseball Weekly/ESPN, Collegiate Baseball and NCBWA ... The Cardinal began the season as the nation's unanimous No. 1 team and had remained on top of the Baseball America poll until Clemson claimed the top spot in the most recent poll on April 1 ... Stanford is averaging a paid crowd of 2499 through its first 13 home games compared to 1912 for the first 13 home games last year, an average of 587 more fans per game ... Stanford has 'won every inning' this year, outscoring its opponents in every frame of action ... Stanford is attempting to qualify for the College World Series for the fourth consecutive season as the 2002 senior class is looking to become the first class of Stanford Baseball players to reach Omaha in each of its four years ... Stanford has qualified for the CWS title game in each of the last two seasons ... Stanford is coming off three straight 50-win seasons for the first time in school history and has compiled a record of 171-54 (.760) since 1999.
STANFORD BASEBALL QUICK INDIVIDUAL NOTES
Jason Cooper continues to lead the team with a .402 batting average and 27 RBI, while Ryan Garko paces the club with six homers ... Sam Fuld leads the team in both hits (40) and doubles (11), while Arik VanZandt and Donny Lucy co-lead the club with six stolen bases ... Stanford's regular starting rotation of Jeremy Guthrie, Tim Cunningham and John Hudgins is a combined 15-1 with a 2.84 ERA ... Guthrie has won 11 consecutive decisions, while leading the team in strikeouts (53) and innings pitched (54.1) ... Chris O'Riordan (.356) and Sam Fuld (.353) are currently ranked tied for fourth and tied for sixth on Stanford's career batting average list.
STANFORD-ARIZONA BASEBALL SERIES PREVIEW AND HISTORY
Stanford will open its 2002 Pac-10 season with a three-game series at Arizona this Friday-Sunday, April 5-7 (7 pm, 1 pm, 1 pm, MT). Arizona (21-12) has struggled of late with eight losses in the last 12 games after a 17-4 start. The Wildcats have primarily relied on pitching with a 3.95 ERA, while hitting .285 and fielding at a .959 clip. Stanford won two-of-three games played between the teams last year at Sunken Diamond, opening the three-game series with a 6-5 win (5/11) and closing the series with an 8-2 victory (5/13). The Wildcats picked up a 5-4 win in the middle game of the series (5/12). Stanford swept Arizona the last time the teams played in Tucson (3/26-3/28/99, 8-4, 12-4, 12-11) and has won five in a row between the clubs at Arizona with the last Wildcat victory coming 9-5 on April 17, 1998. Stanford leads the all-time series, 88-49.
A CLOSER LOOK AT LAST YEAR'S STANFORD-ARIZONA GAMES
at Stanford 8, Arizona 2 (May 13, 2001) - Stanford closed its 2001 regular season home schedule with an 8-2 victory over Arizona. Mike Gosling picked up his sixth consecutive Pac-10 victory and won his fifth straight conference start. Gosling allowed only two hits and two runs in 6.0 innings, while striking out six. Sam Fuld (4-5, SB) tied a career-high with four hits, while Ryan Garko (2-5, 2B, 2 RBI), Carlos Quentin (2-3, HR, 2 RBI) and Jonny Ash (2-4, 2B) had two hits each. Ernie Durazo (2-4) picked up both of Arizona's hits.
Arizona............. 000 000 200 - 2 2 1Stanford............ 421 000 01x - 8 13 0
Win-Gosling(6-0) Loss-Goodman(3-2) Save-None T-2:54 A-3763
BATTERIES: Arizona - Goodman, Little (1), Elias (7) and Riley, Casper (7). Stanford - Gosling, Wodnicki (7), McCally (9) and Garko. HRs: Stanford - Quentin (10th, 2-run in 1st).
Arizona 5, at Stanford 4 (May 12, 2001) - Stanford could not overcome the pitching of Sean Rierson, a three-run home run by Shelley Duncan and four double plays, all leading to a 5-4 Arizona victory. Rierson allowed two runs and scattered eight hits in 7.0 innings of work to pick up the win. Jeff Bruksch gave up all of his runs in a four-run fourth inning and took the loss. Ken Riley (3-4) had three hits for the Wildcats, while five other players had two hits each. Chris O'Riordan (4-5, 2 RBI) tied a career-high with four hits.
Arizona............. 000 400 001 - 5 13 2Stanford............ 000 002 002 - 4 10 1
Win-Rierson(6-4) Loss-Bruksch(8-3) Save-Anderson(2) T-3:00 A-2916
BATTERIES: Arizona - Rierson, DeSalvo (8), Anderson (8) and Riley. Stanford - Bruksch, Hudgins (7) and Garko. HRs: Arizona - Duncan (22nd, 3-run in 4th), Anderson (3rd, solo in 4th).
Arizona 5, at Stanford 4 (May 11, 2001) - Stanford topped Arizona, 6-5, in front of a Sunken Diamond record crowd of 4,458. Jeremy Guthrie picked up his ninth win of the season and J.D. Willcox pitched the final two innings to record his fourth save of the year. Guthrie struck out eight and did not walk a batter in seven innings, while Willcox allowed just two hits and struck out three in his two innings of work. Jason Cooper hit a key three-run homer to highlight Stanford's four-run bottom seventh inning as the Cardinal rallied from a 5-2 deficit. Three Stanford players -- Scott Dragicevich (3-3, 2 RBI), Carlos Quentin (3-4, 2B, RBI) and Chris O'Riordan (3-4) -- had three hits each. Arizona's Erik Torres (3-5, 3 2B) led the Arizona offense.
Arizona............. 100 004 000 - 5 10 2Stanford............ 100 100 40x - 6 14 1
Win-Guthrie(9-4) Loss-Kaiser(7-6) Save-Willcox(4) T-3:05 A-4458
BATTERIES: Arizona - Kaiser, Sulser (7), Little (8), DeSalvo (8) and Riley. Stanford - Guthrie, Willcox (8) and Garko. HRs: Arizona - Anderson (1st, 2-run in 6th), Stanford - Cooper (8th, 3-run in 7th).
TUESDAY'S STANFORD-USF GAME SUMMARY
at Stanford 4, USF 1 (April 2, 2002) - Stanford scored all four of its runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and four Cardinal pitchers combined on a five-hitter in a 4-1 victory over USF. Jonny Ash's two-RBI pinch-hit single capped Stanford's four-run sixth inning. Darin Naatjes (2-0) earned the victory, striking out a career-high tying four batters in 3.0 innings of scoreless relief work. Ryan McCally picked up his team-leading fourth save of the season, pitching a hitless final 2.0 innings with two strikeouts. Stanford avenged a 5-4 loss to USF the last time the teams played at Sunken Diamond on April 17, 2001.
USF................ 000 000 100 - 1 5 0Stanford........... 000 004 01x - 4 6 0
Win-Naatjes(2-0) Loss-Franco(0-5) Save-McCally(4) T-2:30 A-2187
BATTERIES: USF - Franco, Dunkle (6) and Booth. Stanford - Erhlich, Naatjes (4), O'Hagan (7), McCally (8) and Lucy. HRs: None.
2002 STANFORD-TEXAS GAME SUMMARIES
at Stanford 7, Texas 2 (March 30, 2002) - John Hudgins tossed his first career complete game and the first of the season for Stanford to lead the Cardinal to a 7-2 victory over Texas in the rubber game of a three-game non-conference series. Hudgins improved to 5-0 and won his fourth consecutive start. The win extended Stanford's regular season series win streak to 10 in a row as the Cardinal also won for the sixth time in the last seven games overall. Sam Fuld (3-5, 2B, 2 RBI) led the Stanford offense, while Ryan Garko and Carlos Quentin had two RBI each. Jeff Ontiveros (2-4, HR, 2 RBI) hit his 43rd career homer, a solo shot in the seventh, to tie the all-time Texas record. The game was played in front of a season-high crowd of 3,280 at Sunken Diamond.
Texas.............. 000 100 100 - 2 5 0Stanford........... 400 012 00x - 7 10 0
Win-Hudgins(5-0) Loss-Clark(3-3) Save-None T-2:30 A-3280
BATTERIES: Texas - Clark, Jordan (5), Espinelli (6), Merle (8) and Thigpen. Stanford - Hudgins and Garko. HRs: Texas - Ontiveros (8th, solo in 7th).
Texas 2, at Stanford 0 -- 10 inn. (March 29, 2002) - Justin Simmons recorded his second shutout of the season and the third of his career in a career-best 10.0 innings as Texas scored twice in the top of the 10th inning for a 2-0 victory over Stanford. Ryan Hubele broke a scoreless tie with a one-out RBI double to score Omar Quintanilla, who had doubled with one out to start the rally. Hubele scored an insurance run when he came across the plate on an RBI single by Eric Sultemeier two batters later to chase Cardinal reliever and losing pitcher Drew Ehrlich (0-2). Simmons and Stanford's Tim Cunningham battled to a 0-0 tie through nine innings before Ehrlich relieved Cunningham to start the 10th inning. Simmons allowed only five hits and three walks with five strikeouts, while Cunningham struck out a season-high eight in a career-best 9.0 innings, scattering seven hits and three walks. Simmons extended his scoreless streak to 18.0 innings and the Longhorns recorded their fifth shutout in the last six games. Sultemeier (2-5, RBI) and Quintanilla (2-5, 2B) had two hits each for Texas, while Sam Fuld (2-3) was the only Cardinal with more than one hit.
Texas............. 000 000 000 2 - 2 10 1Stanford.......... 000 000 000 1 - 0 5 0
Win-Simmons (8-0) Loss-Ehrlich (0-2) Save-None T-3:09 A-2828
BATTERIES: Texas - Simmons and Hubele. Stanford - Cunningham, Ehrlich (10), McCally (10) and Garko.
at Stanford 7, Texas 6 -- 10 inn. (March 28, 2002) - Chris O'Riordan hit a grandslam with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning and Jonny Ash singled home the game-winning run in the bottom of the tenth to lead Stanford to a dramatic 7-6 victory over Texas. Stanford trailed 6-1 before scoring five times in the bottom of the ninth inning. Ash lined his game-winning 10th-inning single off the glove of a diving Texas first baseman Jeff Ontiveros and pinch-runner Brian Hall raced all the way around from second base to score the winning run when the ball squirted into shallow right field. Brandon Fahey (2-5, 2B, HR, 2 RBI) had two hits and his first career homer for the Longhorns. Fahey was the only player in the game with more than one hit. Darin Naatjes recorded his first career victory for the Cardinal.
Texas............. 010 011 030 0 - 6 8 2Stanford.......... 000 010 005 1 - 7 9 4
Win-Naatjes (1-0) Loss-Bomar (3-2) Save-None T-3:10 A-2310
BATTERIES: Texas - Halsey, Bomer (9), Jordan (10) and Hubele. Stanford - Guthrie, Willcox (8), O'Hagan (8), Naatjes (10) and Garko. HRs: Texas - Fahey (1st, solo in 6th), Stanford - O'Riordan (3rd, grandslam in 9th).
STANFORD DROPS TO NO. 2 IN BASEBALL AMERICA POLL
Stanford has dropped to No. 2 in the latest national poll released April 2 by Baseball America after seven consecutive weeks as the top team. The Cardinal began the season as the nation's unanimous No. 1 team but is now No. 2 behind Clemson in all four major college baseball polls -- Baseball Weekly/ESPN, Collegiate Baseball and NCBWA. Stanford spent two weeks (4/9 - 4/16) last year as the nation's unanimous No. 1 team and six weeks as Baseball America's top team (3/12 - 4/16) before finishing the year at No. 2 in all four polls. Stanford has been ranked No. 1 at one point during each of the past six years (including 2002). Stanford's poll history includes a run as 'king of the polls' in 1998 when the team held the top spot in the Baseball America poll for the entire regular season (a record 14 consecutive weeks). Arizona State (No. 19 Baseball America, No. 14 Baseball Weekly/ESPN, No. 20 Collegiate Baseball, No. 16 NCBWA) is the only other Pac-10 team currently ranked.
JOHN HUDGINS TOSSES FIRST COMPLETE GAME OF CAREER
John Hudgins tossed the first complete game of his career and the first by a Cardinal pitcher this year in Stanford's 7-2 win over Texas (3/30) in his most recent start. Hudgins has solidified himself as Stanford's third starter with four consecutive impressive performances in victories versus Cal Poly (3/3 - 6.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 8 SO), at Cal (3/10 - 6.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO), at USC (3/24 - 6.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 2 SO) and versus Texas (3/30 - 9.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO). Hudgins is 5-0 with a 3.63 ERA on the season, while going 4-0 with a 3.21 ERA in his four starts.
O'RIORDAN GRANDSLAM KEEPS GUTHRIE WIN STREAK ALIVE AT 11
Chris O'Riordan's grandslam homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth versus Texas (3/28) helped keep Jeremy Guthrie's 11-game win streak on the mound alive by taking Guthrie off the hook for the loss in a game the Cardinal eventually won, 7-6 in 10 innings. Guthrie has picked up six victories and two no decisions in his eight starts this year. Guthrie was 8-4 at one point last season before winning his final five decisions of 2001. Guthrie was last defeated at Sacramento State on May 2, 2001.
JASON COOPER AND CHRIS O'RIORDAN HAVE DOUBLE DIGIT HIT STREAKS END
Jason Cooper's career-high 15-game hit streak and Chris O'Riordan's 10-game hit streak, one shy of his career-high, both ended in the last week. Cooper's streak ended when he went 0-for-4 versus Texas (3/29). Cooper went 27-for-57 (.474) with five doubles, five homers and 20 RBI during the stretch. O'Riordan's streak ended when he went 0-for-2 versus USF (4/2). O'Riordan hit .425 (17-40) during the streak with four doubles, two homers, 11 RBI, 17 hits and 12 runs scored.
CHRIS O'RIORDAN AND SAM FULD ON CAREER BATTING AVERAGE LIST
Chris O'Riordan and Sam Fuld are both currently on the school's all-time career batting average list. O'Riordan (.356, 209-587) ranks tied fourth on the list, while Fuld (.353, 121-343) is tied for sixth. O'Riordan began the season tied for first on the list with a .362 career batting average but has dropped to tied for fourth by going 34-for-104 (.327) in his first 26 games this season.
5-RUN NINTH VERSUS TEXAS ONLY THE LATEST BIG INNING
Stanford has shown the ability to put together big innings early this season. The Cardinal has already scored five or more runs in an inning 13 times in 2002, most recently with its five-run ninth inning in a comeback 7-6, 10-inning win over Texas on March 28. Following is a list of other innings in which the Cardinal has scored five or more runs this season ...* Cal State Fullerton (2/2, 17-1, 9 runs in 4th) * at Florida State (2/8, 9-3, 7 runs in 1st) * at Florida State (2/9, 15-11, 5 runs in 5th, 5 runs in 8th) * Brigham Young (2/12, 8-1, 5 runs in 5th) * at Santa Clara (2/23, 9-13, 6 runs in 1st) * Cal Poly (3/2, 18-5, 8 runs in 2nd, 6 runs in 6th) * Cal Poly (3/3, 7 runs in 2nd) * California (3/8, 15-4, 7 runs in 7th, 8 runs in 8th) * at USC (3/23 - Game 1, 9-6, 5 runs in 6th).
STANFORD EXTENDS REGULAR SEASON SERIES WIN STREAK TO 10
Stanford has extended its regular season series win streak to 10 after defeating Texas two-of-three games (3/28 - 3/30/02) in its most recent series. The Cardinal began the streak last season with series victories over Arizona (5/11 - 5/13/01) and at Washington State (5/18 - 5/20/01). This year, the Cardinal has won its first eight regular season series versus Cal State Fullerton (2/1 - 2/3), at Florida State (2/8 - 2/10), at Fresno State (2/15 - 2/18), versus Santa Clara (2/22 - 2/24), versus Cal Poly (3/1 - 3/3), at California (3/8 - 3/10), at USC (3/23 - 3/24) and versus Texas (3/28 - 3/30). Stanford has three sweeps (Arizona, Cal Poly, USC) during the stretch and has won two-of-three games in the other seven series. Stanford had previously won 17 consecutive series before being defeated two-of-three in back-to-back series at USC (4/20-4/22/01) and California (4/27-4/29/01) last season.
CARDINAL 8-0 IN SERIES-OPENERS
Stanford is 8-0 in series-openers after coming back for a 7-6, 10-inning win over Texas (3/28). Stanford also has series-opening victories this season versus Cal State Fullerton (2/1, 7-4), at Florida State (2/8, 9-3), at Fresno State (2/15, 6-2), versus Santa Clara (2/22, 5-4), versus Cal Poly (3/1, 8-6), at California (3/8, 15-4) and at USC, 9-6 (3/23 - Game 1).
REGULAR STARTING PITCHING ROTATION IMPROVES TO 15-1
Stanford's regular starting pitching rotation of Jeremy Guthrie (6-0, 3.31), Tim Cunningham (4-1, 2.85) and John Hudgins (5-0, 3.63) has improved to a combined 15-1 overall this season with a 2.84 ERA.
Carlos Quentin set a new NCAA Division I single game record when he was hit by five pitches in a game at Florida State (2/9) ... The Cardinal is 11-2 at home and 9-4 on the road ... Stanford was picked first in the 2002 Preseason Pac-10 Coaches Poll.
STANFORD BASEBALL HISTORY
Stanford's storied baseball program has had many highlights as the program is in its 109th season with an all-time record of 2299-1454-32 (.612). The Cardinal won NCAA titles in 1987 and 1988 before returning to the CWS championship game in each of the last two years (2000, 2001). The program has had winning seasons in 36 of its last 37 campaigns (also 53 of the last 55), has recorded three straight 50-win seasons for the first time in school history (1999-2001) and reached the 40-win mark in seven consecutive campaigns (1995-2001). Just a few of the other highlights have included 13 College World Series appearances, 18 conference titles and 22 NCAA Tournament berths. Stanford has boasted a total of 43 All-Americans who have earned a total of 50 All-American honors. Stanford has also garnered three NCAA Player of the Year choices in Jeff Austin (1998), David McCarty (1991) and Steve Dunning (1970). Other numbers for the Cardinal Baseball program include 96 All-Conference players earning a total of 121 All-Conference honors, 57 major league players and 12 first round draft picks in the last 15 years.
UP NEXT FOR THE CARDINAL
After opening its Pac-10 season at Arizona this Friday-Sunday (7 pm, 1 pm, 1 pm, PT), Stanford continues with another busy four-game schedule next week. The Cardinal will host San Jose State in a non-conference game on Tuesday, April 9 (6 pm, PT) before hosting USC for a three-game Pac-10 series Friday-Sunday (April 12-14, 6 pm, 1 pm, 1 pm, PT). FOX will televise the Cardinal-Trojan game on Saturday, April 13. Stanford swept San Jose State in a couple of close games last season, winning 5-3 in 10 innings at San Jose State (4/3) and 4-3 at Stanford (4/24). Stanford leads the all-time series, 71-29. Stanford swept USC in a three-game non-conference series in Los Angeles earlier this season (3/23, 9-6 and 12-10 in 10 inn., 3/24, 5-4). Last year, the Cardinal took four of six games over the Trojans, sweeping a three-game non-conference series at Sunken Diamond (3/9, 2-0, 3/10, 15-3, 3/11, 9-5 in 10 inn.) before USC won two-of-three conference games in Los Angeles (4/20, 2-1, 4/21, 7-0, 4/22, 9-5 Stanford).
Stanford's team batting average currently sits at .321 as the Cardinal has fallen .016 percentage points off the school record pace of .337 set in 1981. Stanford's average had climbed as high as .351 after collecting 17 hits in the first game of the Cal series (3/8) but has dropped .030 percentage points over the last nine games with a team batting average of .262 during that span. Included in the team's recent offensive struggles was its first shutout (3/29, 2-0 in 10 innings versus Texas) after scoring in 46 straight previous games. Still, Stanford has posted double-digit hits in 18 of its first 26 games and is averaging 8.0 runs per game. The Cardinal scored a season-high 18 runs versus Cal Poly (3/2) and has reached double digits in runs six times. Jason Cooper continues to lead the team in batting average (.402), RBI (27), total bases (58), slugging percentage (.630) and on-base percentage (.451). Ryan Garko has a team-high six homers with Cooper (5) and Carlos Quentin (4) close behind. Sam Fuld paces the team in hits (40), doubles (11) and at bats (116), while Chris O'Riordan and Garko co-lead the club with 31 runs scored and O'Riordan leads the team with 16 bases on balls. Quentin has been hit by a team-high 11 pitches, while Arik VanZandt is the only Cardinal with two triples. VanZandt and Donny Lucy co-lead the club with six steals each. Fuld (.345), VanZandt (.340), Garko (.330), Quentin (.330), O'Riordan (.327) and Scott Dragicevich (.323) are other regulars all hitting above .300.
Stanford's ERA currently sits at 3.69 through its first 26 games, its lowest mark since it was 3.43 following a victory over Santa Clara on March 22 and before the Cardinal surrendered 12 earned runs to the Broncos in a 13-9 loss on March 23. The 3.69 ERA is also only 0.19 higher than last year's final 3.50 mark. The current Cardinal starting rotation of Jeremy Guthrie (6-0, 3.31, 54.1 IP, 53 SO), Tim Cunningham (4-1, 2.85, 53.2 IP, 32 SO) and John Hudgins (5-0, 3.63, 39.2 IP, 31 SO) is a combined 15-1 with a 2.84 ERA. Guthrie leads the club in victories, innings pitched and strikeouts. Cunningham is second in innings pitched and strikeouts, while Hudgins is second in victories. Several pitchers have also been effective out of the bullpen, including Jonny Dyer (1-0, 0.00, 2.2 IP, 4 SO), Darin Naatjes (2-0, 1.17, 1 SV, 7.2 IP, 11 SO), Dan Rich (0-0, 1.93, 1 SV, 9.1 IP, 12 SO) and Ryan McCally (1-0, 3.18, 4 SV, 17.0 IP, 17 SO). McCally has yet to allow a run in 15.2 innings of relief work this year.
Stanford is playing its best defense of the season with three straight errorless efforts and six in the last eight games as the Cardinal is fielding at a .968 clip through the first 26 games. The Cardinal had made at least one error in 10 straight games before going errorless at California (3/10) to start its current fielding stretch. Stanford has now been errorless a total of nine times this year. Ryan Garko leads the club with 166 putouts, while Chris O'Riordan has a team-high 83 assists. The Cardinal has turned 31 double plays, including a season-high four at Fresno State (2/18). Brian Hall (3/9, at California) and Arik VanZandt (3/29, vs. Texas) have both had 13 putouts in a game, while Andy Topham picked up a season-high seven assists versus Cal Poly (3/1). Last year, the Cardinal led the nation with a school record .977 fielding percentage.
STANFORD HEAD COACH MARK MARQUESS
One of the nation's premier collegiate coaches, Mark Marquess is in his 26th season at the helm of Stanford Baseball in 2002. Marquess has a career record of 1066-521-5 (.671), all at Stanford. Last year, he became the 23rd coach in the history of NCAA Division I baseball to reach the 1000-win mark with a 6-2 victory over Florida State in a game played on February 9, 2001. The 1969 Stanford graduate has led the Cardinal to two NCAA titles (1987, '88) and two other CWS title game appearances (2000, '01), as well as 11 College World Series appearances (1982, '83, '85, '87, '88, '90, '95, '97, '99, 2000, '01), 11 NCAA Regional titles (1982, '83, '85, '87, '88, '90, '95, '97, '99, 2000, '01), 10 Pac-10 or Pac-10 Southern Division regular season titles (1983, '84, '85, '87, '90, '94, '97, '98, '99, 2000) and three NCAA Super Regional championships (1999, 2000, '01). The Cardinal has qualified for the NCAA Tournament 19 times under Marquess. He began the 2002 season ranked 12th in victories and 16th in winning percentage among active Division I baseball coaches, while ranking 23rd on the all-time victory list and 42nd on the all-time winning percentage list. He has been named NCAA Coach of the Year three times (1985, '87, '88) and has received Pac-10 or Pac-10 Southern Division Coach of the Year honors on eight occasions (1983, '85, '87, '90, '94, '97, '98, '99). The Cardinal has suffered just one losing season during his tenure and has finished either first or second in the prestigious Pacific-10 (formerly Pac-10 Southern Division) 19 times in the last 21 seasons. Stanford has had 99 professional baseball draft picks in the past 17 seasons, including 12 first round selections in the last 15 years. A member of the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame, Marquess was the head coach of the 1988 United States Olympic baseball team that captured the gold medal. Marquess was also an accomplished football and baseball standout on The Farm and is a member of the Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame. He is one of only six collegiate baseball head coaches to have both played and coached in the College World Series. Marquess was the starting first baseman and a First Team All-American on Stanford's 1967 College World Series squad and played four seasons of minor league baseball with the Chicago White Sox organization.
COMMENTS FROM MARK MARQUESS
(on the upcoming Pac-10 season) 'I think it's very hard to predict what will happen in the Pac-10 play. There are a lot of teams that are capable of winning the league. It is as balanced and competitive as it's been from top to bottom. I don't necessarily think it is as strong as it has ever been, but the difference between the top and the bottom is not that much. There were a few deceptive things from the pre-season, especially that USC will be much stronger now that they are getting healthy.'
(on the importance of each Pac-10 series) 'When you only play 24 Pac-10 games, every series is huge. If you have one or two bad weekends, you probably can't win the league. It may not be quite as much the case this year because nobody is that much stronger than anybody else and probably won't run away with the title.'
(on playing three of the first four Pac-10 series on the road) 'You prefer not to do that, but that's the way the schedule broke for us. When you play nine of the first 12 games on the road, you have a chance to get down. The first 12 games will be tough for us with USC being our only home series in the group.'
(on the Texas series) 'Both pitching staffs dominated the series. I was pleased with our pitching, but neither team hit very well. It was very indicative of the first half of our season. We played well, but I don't think I've been able to say we've played great in all areas of the game in any series this season.'
(on the team's offensive struggles of late) 'The good thing is that we didn't hit very well (against Texas) and won two-of-three against a good team. The hitting can come and go. That's why your pitching and defense can stabilize you, and help you win some games when you're not hitting that well. But, we need to swing the batter than we have been.'
(on recent pitching performances) 'John Hudgins has been phenomenal and as good as any of our pitchers in his last two or three outings. (Tim) Cunningham and (Jeremy) Guthrie have been pitching well also.'
STANFORD COACHING STAFF
Dean Stotz is in his 26th campaign with Stanford Baseball and his third season as associate head coach after he was promoted to the position prior to the 2000 campaign. Stotz served for 23 years as an assistant. Stotz currently coaches third base while also handling various offensive and defensive aspects of the game. Tom Kunis (3rd season) handles the Cardinal pitching staff, while Dave Nakama (3rd season) returns as an assistant coach after three seasons as the head coach at San Francisco State. Nakama, also a Cardinal assistant in 1997 and 1998, assists with all aspects of the game and serves as Stanford's first base coach.
2002 STANFORD PLAYER NOTESsize>
(For information prior to the 2002 season please refer to the 2002 Stanford Baseball Media Guide)
#4 - JONNY ASH (L/R, INF, 5-18, 175, Jr.) -- .357, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 0 SB, Last Game vs. USF: 1-1, 2 RBI, Last Series vs. Texas: 1-2 (.500), RBI, Last Year vs. Arizona (same as career stats): 3-11 (.273), 2B, Current Hitting Streak: 2 games (3/28 - 4/2) ... Has been the team's top pinch-hitter this season, going 3-for-11 (.273) ... Has had his biggest pinch-hit versus USF (4/2) with a two-RBI single to cap a four-run Cardinal sixth in a 4-1 Stanford win ... Had a game-winning RBI infield single versus Texas (3/28) in his second at bat of the game to lift the Cardinal to a 7-6, 10-inning victory.
#11 - CHRIS CARTER (L/L, INF/OF, 6-0, 205, Fr.) -- .263, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 0 SB, Last Game vs. USF: 0-3, Last Series vs. Texas: 1-2 (.500), RBI, Current Hit Streak: None ... Had his first career homer and the second two-hit game of his career versus Cal Poly (3/2 - 2-3, 2B, HR, 2 RBI) ... Made his first collegiate start at Fresno State (2/15) and responded by going 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles.
#18 - JASON COOPER (L/R, DH/LF, 6-2, 210, Jr.) -- .402, 5 HR, 27 RBI, 0 SB, Last Game vs. USF: 1-4, Last Series vs. Texas: 1-10 (.100), Last Year vs. Arizona: 2-11 (.182), HR, 5 RBI, Career Stats vs. Arizona: 2-14 (.143), HR, 5 RBI, Current Hit Streak: 1 game (4/2) ... Leads the club and ranks second in the Pac-10 in batting average (.402) ... Also leads the team in RBI (27), slugging percentage (.630) and on-base percentage (.451) ... Posted a torrid career-high 15-game hit streak (2/15 - 3/28), going 27-for-57 (.474) with five doubles, five homers and 20 RBI during the stretch ... Was 4-for-9 with a double and three RBI in a doubleheader at USC (3/23) before hitting a tape measure homer in his first at bat of the series finale versus the Trojans (3/24) ... Had a monster game in the opener of the Cal series (3/8), going 5-for-5 (career-high for hits) with the first two-homer game of his career and four RBI ... Added another homer in the series finale (3/10) ... Led off the Cal Poly series by going 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI (3/1) before hitting his first homer of the year and collecting three RBI in the middle game (3/2), and going 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI in the series finale (3/3) ... Had a three-hit game versus Santa Clara (2/24 - 3-4, 2B) ... Drove in the game-winning run with a ninth inning RBI-single versus Santa Clara (2/22) ... Was 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI at Florida State (2/10) ... Had four hits (4-4, 4 RBI) in a 17-1 win over Cal State Fullerton (2/2) before he was pinch-hit for prior to the final two at bats in his spot in the lineup ... Had six consecutive singles in six official at bats, spanning the last at bat of Friday night's series-opener and the first at bat of Sunday's series finale versus Cal State Fullerton (2/1 - 2/3).
#8 - SCOTT DRAGICEVICH (R/R, SS, 6-3, 205, Sr.) -- .323, 0 HR, 12 RBI, 1 SB, Last Game vs. USF: 1-2, RBI, SB, Last Series vs. Texas: 1-7 (.143), Last Year vs. Arizona (same as career stats): 5-10 (.500), 2B, 2 RBI, Current Hit Streak: 2 games (3/30 - 4/2) ... Second on the team with 10 doubles ... Walked with the bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth to break up a scoreless tie in a 4-1 win over USF (4/2) ... Drove in the game-winning run in a 12-10 Stanford win at USC (3/23 - Game 2) with an RBI single in the top of the 11th inning at USC ... Has made only four errors defensively at shortstop in 104 chances and 25 starts for a .962 fielding percentage ... Has started 93 of the team's last 94 games at shortstop and had started 91 consecutive games at shortstop before not starting versus Texas (3/29) ... Was 3-for-3 (2B, 3B) versus Brigham Young (2/12) ... Had five consecutive two-hit games (2/1 - 2/9) to open the season.
#5 - SAM FULD (L/L, CF, 5-10, 180, So.) -- .345, 1 HR, 11 RBI, 0 SB, Last Game vs. USF: 0-4, Last Series vs. Texas: 6-12 (.500), 2 2B, 2 RBI, Last Year vs. Arizona (same as career stats): 4-13 (.308), SB, Current Hit Streak: None ... Had a seven-game hit streak snapped with an 0-for-4 performance versus USF (4/2) after going 13-for-32 (.406) with five doubles and three RBI during the streak ... Leads the team with 40 hits, 11 doubles and 116 at bats, while ranking second among regulars with a .345 batting average ... Ranks tied for sixth on Stanford's all-time batting average list (.353, 121-343) ... Tied a career-high with four hits (4-4, RBI) at Fresno State (2/16) ... Leads the team with 13 multiple-hit and five three-hit games, most recently versus Texas (3/30 - 3-5, 2B, 2 RBI) ... Also has three-hit game versus Cal Poly (3/1 - 3-4, 2B, 2 RBI) , twice at Florida State (2/9 - 3-6, 2/10 - 3-5, 2B) and versus Cal State Fullerton (2/1 - 3-4, 2 2B) ... Hit his first and only collegiate home run versus Brigham Young (2/12) ... Posted a torrid six-game hit streak (2/8 - 2/16), going 14-for-26 (.538) with two doubles, a homer and three RBI during the stretch.
#12 - RYAN GARKO (R/R, C/DH, 6-3, 235, Jr.) -- .330, 6 HR, 25 RBI, 1 SB, Last Game vs. USF: 0-3, Last Series vs. Texas: 2-10 (.200), 2 RBI, Last Year vs. Arizona: 4-13 (.308), 2B, 3 RBI, Career Stats vs. Arizona: 4-14 (.286), 2B, 3 RBI, Current Hit Streak: None ... Leads the club with six homers and co-leads the team with 31 runs scored, while adding a .330 batting average and 25 RBI (tied for second on the team) ... Leads the team with eight multiple-RBI games ... Was 3-for-4 with an RBI at USC (3/23 - Game 2) ... Posted a season-long 10-game hit streak (2/15 - 3/8) in which he was 15-for-42 (.357) with two doubles, three homers and 13 RBI before going 0-for-4 in each of the final two games of the Cal series (3/9 - 3/10) ... Hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning at Cal (3/8) to break up a shutout and start Stanford's 15-4 comeback win ... Hit a two-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift Stanford to an 8-7 win over Santa Clara (2/24) ... Had three consecutive two-hit games versus Santa Clara (2/22 - 2-4, RBI, 2/23 - 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI, 2/24 - 2-4, HR, 3 RBI) ... Was 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI at Florida State (2/9) ... Opened the season by going 6-for-8 (.750) in the first two games (2/1, 2/2) of the Cal State Fullerton series ... Tied a career-high with four hits (4-4, 2B, HR, 2 HBP, 2 RBI) versus Cal State Fullerton (2/2) ... Leads the club with 166 putouts.
#3 - BRIAN HALL (R/R, OF, 6-0, 175, So.) -- .263, 1 HR, 13 RBI, 5 SB, Last Game vs. USF: DNP, Last Series vs. Texas: 0-2, Last Year vs. Arizona (same as career stats): 3-7 (.429), RBI, SB, Current Hit Streak: None ... Scored the dramatic game-winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning versus Texas (3/28) in a 7-6 comeback victory ... Has contributed five stolen bases and 13 RBI ... Had a key two-RBI double in the sixth inning of a 9-6 win at USC (3/23 - Game 1) ... Picked up a pair of hits in the final game of the series versus Santa Clara (2/24 - 2-3) and two RBI the previous game versus Santa Clara (2/23) ... Had a huge game against Cal State Fullerton (2/2), going 3-for-5 with a double, homer and a career-high six RBI (the most by a Stanford player in a game this season).#15 - DONNY LUCY (R/R, 1B/C, 6-3, 205, Fr.) -- .276, 3 HR, 25 RBI, 6 SB, Last Game vs. USF: 1-4, Last Series vs. Texas: 1-9 (.111), RBI, Current Hit Streak: 1 game (4/2) ... Ranks tied for second on the club with 25 RBI, while co-leading the team with six stolen bases and adding three homers ... Had the first triple of his career versus Cal Poly (3/2) ... Posted a career-high seven-game hit streak (2/18 - 3/3) in which he was 10-for-29 (.345) with a triple, two homers, 10 RBI and three stolen bases ... Had at least one RBI in his first 12 collegiate starts (2/8 - 3/2), picking up three RBI in four of the contests and totaling 22 during the stretch ... Hit his most recent homer versus Santa Clara (2/24) after his first two collegiate homers the previous week versus Brigham Young (2/12) and Fresno State (2/18), picking up three RBI in both games ... Had two huge games to begin the Florida State series, going 2-for-4 with a double, three RBI and a stolen base in the series-opener (2/8) and then 3-for-6 with a double, stolen base and three RBI in the middle game of the series (2/9).
#1 - CHRIS O'RIORDAN (R/R, 2B, 5-9, 180, Sr.) -- .327, 3 HR, 21 RBI, 1 SB, Last Game vs. USF: 0-2, Last Series vs. Texas: 3-11 (.273), 2B, HR, 5 RBI, Last Year vs. Arizona: 8-12 (.667), 2 RBI, Career Stats vs. Arizona: 13-22 (.591), 5 RBI, Current Hit Streak: None ... Had a 10-game hit streak (3/3 - 3/30) snapped by going 0-for-2 versus USF (4/2), going 17-for-40 (.425) with four doubles, two homers and 11 RBI during the streak ... Hit a dramatic game-tying home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth versus Texas (3/28) to send the game into extra innings in an eventual 7-6 Cardinal victory, finishing the game with a career-high five RBI ... Ranks tied for fourth on Stanford's all-time batting average list (.356, 209-587) ... Picked up his 200th hit in the series-opener at USC (3/23 - Game 1) ... Posted back-to-back three-hit games versus USC, going 3-for-4 with a double, homer and RBI in the series finale (3/24) and 3-5 with a double and two RBI in the nightcap of a doubleheader (3/23) ... Picked up a three-hit game versus Cal Poly (3/3 - 3-4, 2B, RBI) after hitting three sacrifice flies for his first three-RBI game of the year the previous day (3/2) ... Tied an individual career-high and team season-high by scoring four runs in the series-opener versus Cal Poly (3/1) ... Posted a career-high-tying 11-game hit streak (2/8 - 3/1), but hit only a moderate .312 (15-48) with five doubles, a triple, homer and five RBI during the streak that included eight one hit games ... Had a key two-run homer to nearly help the Cardinal pull out a comeback in a 7-6 loss at Florida State (2/10) ... Was 3-for-6 with two doubles and three RBI at Florida State (2/9) ... Has started 137 straight games at second base.
#24 - CARLOS QUENTIN (R/R, OF, 6-2, 215, So.) -- .330, 4 HR, 21 RBI, 4 SB, Last Game vs. USF: 1-4, Last Series vs. Texas: 3-13 (.231), 2B, 2 RBI, SB, Last Year vs. Arizona (same as career stats): 5-10 (.500), 2B, HR, 3 RBI, Current Hit Streak: 4 games (3/28-4/2) ... Has contributed a .330 batting average, four homers, 21 RBI and four stolen bases ... Hit a key two-run homer in the seventh inning at Cal (3/8) that gave Stanford its first lead (6-4) in a 15-4 comeback victory ... Posted a torrid six-game hit streak (2/9 - 2/22), going 13-for-23 (.565) with three doubles, a homer, five RBI and two stolen bases during the stretch ... Scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth of a 5-4 win over Santa Clara (2/22) ... Tied a career-best with four hits (4-4, 2B) in the first game of a series at Fresno State (2/15) and had three hits (3-5, HR, 2 RBI) in the series finale at Fresno State (2/18) ... Set an NCAA Division I single-game record when he was hit by five pitches at Florida State (2/9) ... Had a pair of homers and five RBI in the season-opening Cal State Fullerton series (2/1 - 2/3) ... Hit a three-run homer off the scoreboard in his first at bat of the season versus the Titans (2/1), the second year in a row he has led off his season with a homer in his first at bat.
#6 - TOBIN SWOPE (R/R, INF, 5-11, 185, Jr.) -- .417, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB, Last Game vs. USF: 0-0, Last Series vs. Texas: 0-0 (.000), Last Year vs. Arizona (same as career stats): 0-0 (.000), Current Hitting Streak: 3 games (3/28 - 3/30) ... Has been a significant contributor as a reserve infielder this season, appearing primarily as a late-inning defensive replacement and pinch hitter ... Has contributed five hits in 12 at bats for a .417 batting average ... Made his first collegiate start versus Texas (4/29) and had one hit in each game of the Texas series (4/28 - 4/30), going 3-for-7 (.429) ... Had the first two-hit game of his career versus Cal Poly (3/2 - 2-2).
#21 - ANDY TOPHAM (R/R, 3B, 6-2, 200, Sr.) -- .266, 2 HR, 11 RBI, 3 SB, Last Game vs. USF: 0-1, Last Series vs. Texas: 2-11 (.182), Last Year vs. Arizona (same as career stats): 2-7 (.286), 2B, Current Hitting Streak: None ... Returned to action versus USC (3/24) after missing six games due to a hamstring injury and was back in the starting lineup for all three games of the Texas series (3/28 - 3/30) ... Had a six-game hit streak (2/2 - 2/12), going 9-for-24 (.375) with two doubles, seven RBI and two stolen bases during the stretch ... Picked up his first three-hit game of the season at Santa Clara (2/23 - 3-3) ... Hit his first home run of the season at Fresno State (2/18) and added another versus Cal Poly (3/2) ... Was 2-for-4 with a double, stolen base and three RBI at Florida State (2/8) ... Had a pair of back-to-back 2-for-4 contests in the final two games of the Cal State Fullerton series (2/2, 2/3).
#2 - ARIK VANZANDT (R/R, 1B/3B, 6-1, 200, Sr.) -- .340, 1 HR, 9 RBI, 6 SB, Last Game vs. USF: 1-1, Last Series vs. Texas: 0-8 (.000), Last Year vs. Arizona (same as career stats): 1-8 (.125), SB, Current Hitting Streak: 1 game (4/2) ... Broke an 0-for-11 streak with a base hit in his only official at bat versus USF (4/2) ... Replaced Andy Topham at third base in the second game of the Cal Poly series after Topham was injured following his first at bat and immediately went on a seven-game hit streak (3/2 - 3/23), going 13-for-25 (.520) with two triples, a homer, seven RBI and five stolen bases ... Leads the team with two triples and co-leads the club with six stolen bases ... Had a pair of stolen bases at Cal (3/10) ... Picked up his second three-hit game of the season versus Cal Poly (3/3 - 3-4, RBI, SB) ... Posted a 3-for-4 game with two doubles versus Cal State Fullerton (2/2).
#28 - JEREMY GUTHRIE (R/R, 6-1, 200, Jr.) -- 6-0, 3.31, 54.1 IP, 53 SO
Notes: Has a 6-0 record with a 3.31 ERA through his first eight starts and has won 11 consecutive decisions dating back to last season with his last loss at Sacramento State (5/2/01) ... Leads the team in both strikeouts (53) and innings pitched (54.1) ... Was in danger of having his win streak snapped before Chris O'Riordan took him off the hook with his grandslam homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth versus Texas (3/28) in an eventual 7-6 Stanford win in 10 innings ... Scattered eight hits and six runs (three earned) in 6.0 innings at USC (3/23 - Game 1) in his most recent victory ... Needed a Stanford comeback to win at Cal (3/8) as the Cardinal scored 15 runs in the seventh and eighth innings for a 15-4 win in a game Cal led 4-0 after six innings ... Had his longest and best outing versus Cal Poly (3/1), allowing just five hits and two runs (one earned) with eight strikeouts in 8.0 innings ... Also has victories over Fresno State (2/15), Florida State (2/8) and Cal State Fullerton (2/1) ... Scattered nine hits and two runs at Fresno State ... Scattered seven hits and three runs (two earned) while striking out eight at Florida State ... Impressive performance against Cal State Fullerton (2/1) in the season-opener, striking out a season-high nine with no walks, while scattering nine hits and four runs (two earned) ... Has tossed at least 6.0 innings in each of his eight starts.
#27 - TIM CUNNINGHAM (L/L, 6-3, 190, Jr.) -- 4-1, 2.85, 53.2 IP, 32 SO
Last Year vs. USF
3.00 ERA, 1-0, 2 G, 1 GS, 9.0 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 8 SO
Notes: Had his most impressive performance of year and the longest outing of his career in his most recent start versus Texas (3/28), shutting out the Longhorns for 9.0 innings but picking up a no-decision in a 2-0 Cardinal loss ... Had won 10 straight games before taking the loss in a 2-1 defeat at Cal (3/9) despite allowing just four hits and two runs (one earned) in 7.0 innings ... Picked up a no-decision in his most recent outing at USC (3/23) in a game that Stanford eventually won 12-10 in 11 innings ... Scattered 10 hits and four runs over 6.0 innings in his most recent victory, an 18-5 win over Cal Poly (3/2) ... Pitched wonderfully in back-to-back starts versus Brigham Young (2/12) and Fresno State (2/18), allowing no earned runs in 11.2 innings to pick up a pair of victories ... Held Fresno State without an earned run in 7.2 innings, scattering three hits and taking a shutout into the eighth inning ... Tossed 4.0 scoreless innings as a starter versus Brigham Young (2/12), allowing only one hit ... Began his 2002 campaign with a victory over Cal State Fullerton (2/2) in the second game of the season-opening series, scattering five hits and one run ... Leads the team with nine starts, while ranking second on the club in innings pitched (53.2) and strikeouts (32).
#17 - JOHN HUDGINS (R/R, 6-2, 195, So.) -- 5-0, 3.63, 39.2 IP, 31 SO
Last Year vs. USF (same as career stats)
4.15 ERA, 0-1, 2 G, 1 GS, 4.1 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO
Notes: Tossed his first career complete game (9.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO) and the first by a Stanford pitcher this season in his most recent outing, a 7-2 win over Texas (3/30) ... Has established himself as the club's third starter after four straight impressive performances versus Cal Poly (3/3), at Cal (3/10), at USC (3/24) and versus Texas (3/30) ... Ranks third on the club in strikeouts (31) and innings pitched (39.2) ... Tossed 6.2 innings, giving up just five hits and four runs at USC (3/24) ... Scattered six hits and one run over 6.0 innings in a 4-2 win at Cal (3/10) ... Made his first start of the season versus Cal Poly (3/3) and held the Mustangs scoreless over the first 6.0 innings, facing only one batter over the minimum before allowing three runs in the seventh ... Has also made five relief appearances and is tied for the team lead with nine appearances ... Picked up a win out of the bullpen in a wild 15-11 Stanford victory at Florida State (2/9) ... Impressive performance (4.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO) in relief versus Cal State Fullerton (2/3) in his first outing of the season.
#33 - JONNY DYER (R/R, 6-1, 180, Fr.) -- 1-0, 0.00, 2.2 IP, 4 SO
Notes: Picked up his first collegiate victory versus Santa Clara (2/24) after entering the game in the top of the ninth and forcing the only batter he faced into an inning-ending double play ... Has not allowed a run or a hit in three appearances, most recently with a perfect inning against Cal Poly (3/2) ... Struck out the side in 1.0 inning in his collegiate pitching debut versus BYU (2/12).
#38 - DREW EHRLICH (L/R, 6-5, 230, So.) -- 0-2, 4.63, 2 SV, 23.1 IP, 25 SO
Notes: Tossed an impressive 3.0 scoreless innings with two strikeouts and only one hit allowed in his first start of the season versus USF (4/2) in his most outing ... Took the loss in his most recent relief outing versus Texas (3/29), giving up a pair of 10th inning runs in Stanford's 2-0 loss ... Picked up his second save at USC (3/24), tossing 2.1 innings of scoreless one-hit relief with three strikeouts ... Tossed a scoreless inning at Cal (3/9) ... Pitched 2.0 perfect innings, recording six outs (includes double play) while facing only five batters to close out 11-3 win over Cal Poly (3/3) ... Charged with a loss at Santa Clara (2/23), giving up two runs, three hits and two walks in 0.2 innings of relief ... Had excellent relief performances in his first three outings, including the longest stint of any reliever this year with 6.0 innings of work at Fresno State (2/16 - 6.0 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 6 SO) ... Picked up his first save against Cal State Fullerton (2/2), tossing the final 3.0 scoreless innings and striking out five in 17-1 win.
#30 - MARK JECMEN (R/R, 6-9, 230, Fr.) -- 0-3, 13.00, 9.0 IP, 7 SO
Notes: Has struggled early in his collegiate career, suffering the team's first three losses ... Has pitched out of the bullpen in his last two appearances at Santa Clara (2/23) and versus Cal Poly (3/2) ... His best performance came in his second start at Florida State (2/10) with four strikeouts in 4.1 innings.
#20 - RYAN MCCALLY (R/R, 6-1, 190, Jr.) -- 1-0, 3.18, 4 SV, 17.0 IP, 17 SO
Last Year vs. Arizona (same as career stats)
0.00 ERA, 0-0, 1 G, 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO
Notes: Has not given up a run in eight relief appearances and 15.2 innings of relief work with three saves and two victories, giving up only 10 hits, three walks and striking out 17 ... Recorded his fourth save of the season in a 4-1 win over USF (4/2) with 2.0 hitless innings in his most recent appearance ... Picked his first win of the season at USC (3/23 - Game 2), shutting out the Trojans over the final 3.1 innings in a wild 11-inning 12-10 Stanford win ... Made his first career start after 47 straight relief appearances at Santa Clara (2/23) but allowed six runs, four hits and two walks in 1.1 innings ... Closed out victories for Jeremy Guthrie in each of his first four relief outings and pitched a scoreless eighth inning in Guthrie's fifth win at Cal (3/8) ... Put out the fire versus Cal Poly (3/1) by getting the final two outs in an 8-6 Stanford win in which the Mustangs scored four times in the top of the ninth ... Pitched 2.0 innings of scoreless one-hit work at Fresno State (2/15) ... Also tossed 3.0 innings of scoreless two-hit relief work at Florida State (2/8) ... Pitched 3.0 scoreless innings with five strikeouts and only one hit allowed versus Cal State Fullerton (2/1) on opening night.
#26 - DARIN NAATJES (R/R, 6-7, 240, Jr.) -- 2-0, 1.17, 7.2 IP, 11 SO
Notes: Has picked up his first two collegiate victories in his last two outings ... Picked up the second victory of his career with a career-high 3.0 scoreless, two-hit innings in a 4-1 win over USF (4/2), tying a career-high four strikeouts ... Recorded the first victory of his career versus Texas (3/28) by retiring the final batter in the top of the 10th inning before Stanford scored in the bottom of the frame for a 7-6 victory ... Closed out both Stanford wins at Cal, including his first collegiate save in the series finale (3/10) by retiring the potential game-winning run with two runners on and the Cardinal holding a 4-2 lead ... Pitched a scoreless ninth inning with two strikeouts in the series opener at Cal (3/8) ... Allowed only one hit and one walk in 0.2 innings versus Cal Poly (3/3) ... Pitched 2.0 hitless innings with four strikeouts in his pitching debut versus BYU (2/12).
#19 - DAVID O'HAGAN (R/R, 6-0, 185, So.) -- 0-0, 4.15, 8.2 IP, 7 SO
Notes: Allowed one run and two hits in 1.0 inning versus USF (4/2) ... Tossed 2.0 scoreless innings, giving up one hit and striking out two versus Texas (3/28) ... Pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout versus Cal Poly (3/2) ... Allowed two runs and four hits with two strikeouts in 2.2 innings at Santa Clara (2/23) ... Allowed one run and two hits in his pitching debut versus BYU (2/12).
#25 - DAN RICH (R/L, 6-2, 235, Sr.) -- 0-0, 1.93, 9.1 IP, 12 SO
Career Stats vs. Arizona (did not pitch vs. Arizona last year)
0.00 ERA, 0-0, 1 G, 1.1 IP, 1 R, 0 ER
Notes: Has emerged as one of Stanford's top relievers, most recently with 3.0 scoreless two-hit innings for his first save of the season at USC (3/24) ... Struck out a career-high five in 2.2 innings and limiting Cal (3/10) to two hits and one run ... Tossed a career-high 3.1 innings and struck out four at Santa Clara (2/23) ... Ranks second on Stanford's all-time strikeouts per nine innings list (10.46).
#29 - J.D. WILLCOX (R/R, 6-2, 190, Sr.) -- 1-0, 5.19, 8.2 IP, 2 SO
Last Year vs. Arizona
0.00 ERA, 0-0, 1 SV, 1 G, 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO
Career Stats vs. Arizona
0.00 ERA, 0-0, 1 SV, 2 G, 3.2 IP, 0 R, 0 ERNotes: Has retired the only batter he has faced in each of his last two relief appearances versus Texas (3/28) and at USC (3/23 - Game 1) ... Appeared twice versus Santa Clara (2/22, 2/24), picking up a victory in his first outing and tossing a total of 1.1 scoreless innings... Tossed 3.1 innings at Florida State (2/10), allowing two runs (one earned) and four hits ... Pitched 2.2 innings of scoreless, two-hit relief versus Cal State Fullerton (2/3).
RELATED NEWS & VIDEOS
TOMORROW | 7:30pm PTLive
Thu 2/22 | 6:00pm PTLive